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Magnificent Mayfest

A group of Year 5 children created an imaginative performance about the future of our city of Bristol, as part of the Mayfest LOOKOUT project.

 

The group created recordings of their voices 30, 60 and 90 years into the future to present to their audience. This is how they described their experience:

 

Over the course of a wet weekend we went to the top of Bristol's Brandon Hill and shivered in the rain as we huddled under our precarious tent, until the moment arrived when our performances started.

 

Each of us then had a series of very interesting conversations with complete strangers (and the occasional parent); some audience members had come from Germany, Italy and even Iceland, though many came from Bristol.

 

We discussed the future of our city (from under our umbrellas at times!) and were left with many thought-provoking messages for the future. It had been a valuable and memorable experience for us and the audience: we feel very lucky to have taken part in such an amazing event! 

 

Speaking after the event, Maggie Smithson, lead on Community Links at Sefton Park, said, “The children were a credit to the school with their highly imaginative ideas and impressive performance skills, really making the most of the opportunity to discuss topics with people they would not otherwise have met. All audience members were hugely impressed, as were the staff members who were involved. We offer huge thanks for such a highly motivational project and workshops to the theatrical artist, Andy, producer Beckie, and Bethany and Luce from the Mayfest team."

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